Fire at Patten Apartment Homes

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- A fire at the Patten Apartment Homes sent one resident to the hospital with smoke inhalation and three firefighters were treated on the scene for minor burns according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Just after 10:30 Saturday, there were reports of a fire in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga.

The fire was in an apartment on the 7th floor of the building.

Firefighters knocked out the fire quickly and then dealt with hot spots and smoke throughout the building.

Spokesperson Lindsey Rodgers said it was a tremendous amount of work getting tools and resources upstairs and firefighters also helped with evacuations.

She said several residents are non-ambulatory and needed to be carried out of the building.

Floors 7, 8,and 9 were severely impacted by the fire, but the entire building needed to be evacuated due to damage, including smoke and water, impacting all 106 residents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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